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US History Sem 1

semester one final study guide

TermDefinition
Compromise of 1850 The Compromise of 1850 was a package of five separate bills passed by the United States Congress in September 1850 that defused a political confrontation between slave and free states on the status of territories acquired in the Mexican–American War.
Shay's Rebellion Shays's Rebellion. An uprising led by a former militia officer, Daniel Shays, which broke out in western Massachusetts in 1786. Shays's followers protested the foreclosures of farms for debt and briefly succeeded in shutting down the court system.Loisiana
Louisiana Purchase The Louisiana Purchase (1803) was a land deal between the United States and France, in which the U.S. acquired approximately 827,000 square miles of land west of the Mississippi River for $15 million.
Manifest Destiny the 19th-century doctrine or belief that the expansion of the US throughout the American continents was both justified and inevitable
Thomas Pain and Common Sense Common Sense is a pamphlet written by Thomas Paine in 1775–1776 advocating independence from Great Britain to people in the Thirteen Colonies. Writing in clear and persuasive prose, Paine marshaled moral and political arguments to encourage common people
Declaration of independence The Declaration of Independence is defined as the formal statement written by Thomas Jefferson declaring the freedom of the thirteen American colonies from Great Britain. An example of the Declaration of Independence was the document adopted at the Second
Missouri Compromise The Missouri Compromise was the legislation that provided for the admission of Maine to the United States as a free state along with Missouri as a slave state, thus maintaining the balance of power between North and South in the United States Senate.
Lincoln's Goal for the Civil War Preserve the Union (keep the U.S.A. together)
Seneca Falls Convention The Seneca Falls Convention was the first women's rights convention. It advertised itself as "a convention to discuss the social, civil, and religious condition and rights of woman". Held in the Wesleyan Chapel of the town of Seneca Falls, New York, it sp
The Reconstruction Period attempts were made to redress the inequities of slavery and its political, social, and economic legacy and to solve the problems arising from the readmission to the Union of the 11 states that had seceded
Result of the Civil War The ending of slavery.
The Black Codes The Black Codes, sometimes called Black Laws, were laws governing the conduct of African Americans. The best known of them were passed in 1865 and 1866 by Southern states, after the American Civil War, in order to restrict African Americans' freedom, and
Native Americans a member of any of the indigenous peoples of North, Central, and South America.
Chinese Exclusion Act of 1882 The Chinese Exclusion Act was a United States federal law signed by President Chester A. Arthur on May 6, 1882, prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers.
Indian Wars between 1860-1890 The Indian Wars between 1860 and 1890 were caused by the colonization of the North American continent by white settlers. ... The wars resulted in the death, displacement, and cultural genocide of indigenous people by white settlers and the U.S. governmen
Homestead Act of 1862 The Homestead Act was a law passed by Congress in 1862 that granted 160 acres of federal land to any U.S. citizen.
Transcontinental Railroad A train route across the United States, finished in 1869. It was the project of two railroad companies: the Union Pacific built from the east, and the Central Pacific built from the west. The two lines met in Utah.
Three-fifths Compromise The Three-Fifths Compromise outlined the process for states to count slaves as part of the population in order to determine representation and taxation for the federal government.
Women's’ Suffrage Movement was the struggle for the right of women to vote and run for office and is part of the overall women's rights movement
Tenements urban dwellings occupied by impoverished families. They are apartment houses that barely meet or fail to meet the minimum standards of safety, sanitation, and comfort.
Battleship Maine The U.S.S. Maine was a second-class battleship commissioned in 1895 that was part of the new U.S. Navy fleet of steel ships. It exploded in Havana Harbor in 1898 and precipitated U.S. entry into the Spanish-American War.
Impressments Impressment refers to the act in which men were captured and forced into naval service.
Trail of Tears The route along which the United States government forced several tribes of Native Americans, including the Cherokees, Seminoles, Chickasaws, Choctaws, and Creeks, to migrate to reservations west of the Mississippi River in the 1820s, 1830s, and 1840s.
Why did the South secede from the Union? The South was convinced that President Lincoln was going to end slavery. The southerners were for slavery all the way.
Emancipation Proclamation Executive order issued by President Abraham Lincoln on January 1, 1863, freeing all slaves held in geographical areas in rebellion against the United States.
Muckrakers The muckrakers were reform-minded journalists in the Progressive Era in the United States (1890's–1920's) who exposed established institutions and leaders as corrupt.
Treaty of Versailles treaty imposed on Germany by the Allied powers in 1920 after the end of World War I which demanded exorbitant reparations from the Germans.
League of Nations An international organization established after World War I under the provisions of the Treaty of Versailles. The League brought about much international cooperation on health, labor problems, refugee affairs, and the like.
Progressivism Progressivism in the United States is a broadly based reform movement that reached its height early in the 20th century.
Lusitania sinking A British passenger ship sunk by a German submarine off the coast of Ireland in 1915.
Zimmermann Telegram The Zimmermann Telegram was a secret diplomatic communication issued from the German Foreign Office in January 1917 that proposed a military alliance between Germany and Mexico.
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